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Sandpoint, Spokane, and Coeur d'Alene Guide and Blog by Author Gary Lirette - Greater Spokane Incorporated Ambassador, Author of Passion for Wine, and host of the North Idaho Business radio show.



Here are some pics of the Pend Oreille River Valley and Sandpoint, Idaho from Baldy Mountain. The pics come from a listing of mine from a house that is an eco-friendly, green-built home by area designer Pete Keller. His website is The views from Baldy an...
January February March April May June July August September October November December Sandpoint Upcoming Events - This Week in Sandpoint from the Sandpoint Chamber Coeur d'Alene Upcoming Events - from the CdA Chamber Check out all daily Sandpoint Events in the Bonner Daily Bee Bonner Mall Cinema...
I recently posted a blog article on some tricks and tips for Facebook, Twitter, Activerain, Tour Factory, and more. The response was encouraging. Thanks for the calls, but, like many, I appreciate the e-mails more. Anyway, there is a great resource for those who want to expand use of Facebook to ...
Near as I can tell, this story was first reported in the Juneau Empire from their website. The story was written By Abby Lowell and the photos are courtesy of Sharon Kelly. The heart-warming tale has gone viral, and I recieved it today. Doing an exact search on Google of "the Best Day of Fishin' ...
Last night I used Skype to go over a contract with clients. Skype (pronounced /ˈskaɪp/) is a software application that allows users to make voice calls over the Internet. Calls to other users within the Skype service are free, while calls to both traditional landline telephones and mobile phones ...
Posting your blog on Activerain may seem fruitless to some, but it can make you appear to be really tech-savvy without much effort. How you ask? Well, what makes you look technologically more advanced than your fellow REALTORS®? Is it that you have a really cool website with lots of bells and whi...
The first Long Bridge began May 26, 1908, and was in operation until being torn down in the 1930's to make room for a new wooden bridge. During the Great Depression that the second bridge was built with help from the WPA and finished March 3, 1934. The bridge had the moniker of "The longest woode...
Lake Pend Oreille is a lake in North Idaho, with a surface area of 148 square miles. With 111 miles of coastline, it is 65 miles long, and 1,150 feet deep in some regions, making it the fifth deepest in the US. It is fed by the Clark Fork River and the Pack River, and drains via the Pend Oreille ...
Sandpoint lies on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille, one of the most beautiful lakes in North America. Lake Pend Oreille is so deep and quiet the U.S. Navy has a submarine research facility located here. There are few lakes that host the scenery that Lake Pend Oreille provides. The lakes protected ...
At the beginning of December I had a conversation with Matt Smart from Mountain Horse Adventures on my show: Speak Up North Idaho, broadcast on KSPT and KBFI in North Idaho. Here is a link to that post:

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